Wednesday, July 3, 2013

"Women in Business Summit" to be held July 18

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ---- The 2013 Women in Business Summit is designed to connect attendees with the resources they need to be successful in today’s business world.

The Summit is a day-long professional development conference and networking opportunity for businesswomen - professional, corporate and entrepreneurial - at all levels in their careers.

Hosted by the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Kansas City, Kan.,, the Kansas Black Chamber of Commerce, and the Kansas City, Kan., Chamber of Commerce, this event will be held on Thursday, July 18, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kansas City, Kan., Public Schools Education Center. 

Kick off your morning with a double dose of inspiration as we spotlight two Women Innovators that started their businesses from scratch:

· Kate O’Neill Rauber—Sink Cycle, Founder and CEO

· Helen Betts—T.Y.L. Innovations, LLC, President and CEO

Then gain new insight by choosing two additional “hands-on” educational sessions that will challenge you to expand your horizons and improve upon your strengths in the business world.

Below is the program:

Getting Started (Entrepreneurship)
Alana Muller, President, Kauffman FastTrac

Networking 101…How, When, Where
Pauline Rios, Hispanic Initiative Director, Girl Scouts of NE Kansas/ NW Missouri

Getting on Board with Social Media
Paige Cahill, Regional Development Director, Constant Contact

Fearless Negotiating
Mary Redmond, President, Independent Lease Review, Inc.

Changing Careers
Dacia Moore, President, Second Wind Counseling and Consulting, LLC

Creating Your Image
C.K. Reisinger, President, Power Strategies, Inc.

Enjoy a tasty lunch with hundreds of talented women business owners, aspiring business owners and entrepreneurs in the Kansas City area, and pick up a few tips, advice, and, of course networking!

Top off your conference with our Lunchtime Panel hosted by the Central Exchange, a local networking organization centered on women seeking to reach their full personal and professional potential.

The panel will discuss the “Challenges of Women in Business”. Cici Rojas, President and CEO of the Central Exchange, will be the moderator for the panel.

Panelists include:

· Alice Matiny—GKC Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
· Lenora Payne—Technology Group Solutions, LLC
· Jeanette Hernandez-Prenger—ECCO Select
· Karen Zecy—American Micro Company
· Denise Kruse—Adams Gabbert & Associates, LLC

Breakfast and lunch included in the registration fee. Sponsorships and booth space are still available ----  registration is $40. 

To register, visit  For information on sponsorship, contact Arlana Coleman at (913)522-7526